CSD 9761 Evidence Based Practice for Clinicians

2009-10 Poster Presentations

Speech-Language Pathology Presentations

Ableson, M. Critical Review: Effectiveness of PROMPT when used to treat speech impairment.
Awenus, S. Critical Review: Is a developmental social-pragmatic intervention approach beneficial in developing language and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorder?
Baker, A.
Critical Review: Effect of Levodopa (L-dopa) medication on speech intelligibility and articulation in individuals with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disorder.
Boyd, C.
Critical Review: Encouraging positive employment outcomes for individuals who use AAC, through barrier and support identification.
Brown, S.
Critical Review: Does Delayed Auditory Feedback Improve Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson’s Disease?
Campbell, A.
Critical Review: Does print referencing during shared storybook reading improve pre-literacy skills in preschoolers?
Dales, L.
Critical Review: Does Teaching Joint Attention Improve Expressive Language Abilities in Children with Autism?
Deagle, K.
Critical Review: Can brain-computer interface (BCI) systems facilitate communication in persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?
Fawcett, J.
Critical Review: Examining the Reliability and Agreement of Listeners’ Auditory-Perceptual Ratings of Dysarthric Speech Samples.
Frieri, L.
Critical Review: Effectiveness of cognitive stimulation therapy groups for individuals with dementia.
Gillespie, S.
Critical Review: Do children with Specific Language Impairment have difficulty interpreting auditory emotion cues, as compared to children with typical language development?
Gold, A. & Tinkham, A.
Critical Review: How do the Provox and Blom-Singer voice prostheses compare in speech and voice measures after tracheoesophogeal puncture?
Grewal, N.
Critical Review: The accuracy of administering the BDAE-3, BNT, and SRP using telerehabilitation to patients post-stroke.

Hartman, L.D.

Critical Review: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) as a Treatment for Hypernasality.
Hayes, K.
The effectiveness of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for improving speech and voice production at 12 and 24 months post-treatment in patients with Parkinson’s disease: A Critical Review of the Literature.
Kapadia, B.
Critical Review of the Literature: Does phonological awareness predict oral reading in individuals with Down Syndrome?
Koutsoukis, E.
Critical Review: The impact of the Provox FreeHands heat and moisture exchange (HME)® tracheostoma valve on compliance, quality of life and voice quality in tracheoesophogeal (TE) speakers.
Leung, J.
Critical Review: Importance of language of therapy on outcomes across language in non-monolingual individuals with aphasia.
Loyer, B.
Critical Review: Effectiveness of cognitive approaches in improving outcomes for individuals who stutter.
Malzcewski, P.
Critical Review: What is the Impact of Music Therapy on the Joint Attention Skills of Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Mand, L.
Critical Review: The Effects of Age of Cochlear Implantation on Receptive Vocabulary Development.
Martin, L.
Critical Review: Is Telehealth Delivery of Fluency Intervention Effective for People who Stutter?
Mayne, T.L.
Critical Review: Does treatment using meaningful gestures improve functional, expressive communication skills in adults with acquired apraxia of speech?
Paradis, J.
Critical Review: Is phonological awareness intervention efficacious for children who have expressive phonological disorders?
Pineo, J.
Critical Review: Intervention in Chronic Dysarthria – Evidence for a Second Plateau of Recovery.
Ramnarain, T.R.
Critical Review: Is Parent Based Intervention an Effective Service Delivery Model?
Roth, A.
Critical Review: Characteristics of Late-Talkers.
Rotulo, S.
Critical Review: Is video-based training effective for caregivers to implement Dialogic Reading strategies with preschoolers?
Saunders, V.
A critical review of the effect of singing on intelligibility and other speech characteristics in adults with dysarthria.
Senchuk, C. Critical Review: The effectiveness of botulinim toxin A injections for improving pharyngoesophogeal spasm following laryngectomy to allow for the acquisition of tracheoesophogeal voice.
St. Pierre, T. Critical Review: The Reliability of Internet-Based Assessment of Persons with Motor Speech Disorders.
Strath, K. Critical Review: Is LEGO® Therapy effective as a social skills intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Thambiah, S. Critical Review: Do bilingual children, with or at risk for language impairment differ from their monolingual peers in their language development?
Theurer, J., Czachorowski, K., Stanbouly, S. South, A., Fisher, J., Letsos, P., McCallum, C., Teasell, R., Hachinski, V., & Martin, R.E. (summary) Spontaneous dry swallowing rates in health and stroke.
Tong, J. Critical Review: Are there communicative advantages or disadvantages to training symbolic gestures to typically-developing hearing infants?
Wener, S. Critical Review: The efficacy of working memory intervention in children.
Wesseling, S. Critical Review: What are the factors that negatively and positively affect long-term, overall quality of life in patients with total laryngectomy as measured by the University of Washington-Quality Of Life (UW-QOL) and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer: Head & Neck-35 (EORTC H&N-35) questionnaires?
Yallin, S. Critical Review: What effect do group intervention programs have on the quality of life of caregivers of survivors of stroke?

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Audiology Presentations

Acton, L.
Critical Review: Is the Vector algorithm superior to Point Optimized Variance Ratio (POVR) method on measures of sensitivity, specificity and test time?
Baker, A.
Critical Review: Effects of multi-channel, nonlinear frequency compression on speech perception in hearing impaired listeners with high frequency hearing loss.
Blay, A.
Critical Review: Do Elderly Hearing Aid Users Perform Better on Speech Recognition in Noise Tests when Fitted Monaurally or Binaurally?
Brac, S.
Critical Review: What is the effect of frequency transposition on speech perception in children?
Brubacher, J.
Critical Review: Is the use of antioxidants associated with improved auditory function in adults with acute onset sensorineural hearing loss?
Coates, L.
The effects of magnesium supplementation on sensorineural hearing damage: A critical review of the literature.
Culford, C.
Critical Review: Does bimodal stimulation help improve music perception in adult cochlear implant users?
Fine, N.
Critical Review: What is the effect of noisy listening environments on personal listening levels when using a personal listening device?
Flannery, K.
Critical Review: Is extended bandwidth in hearing instruments associated with improved auditory skills, compared with limited bandwidth, for the pediatric population?
Gagnon, T.
Critical Review: Are Otoacoustic Emissions Effective for Characterizing Subclinical Auditory Impairment in Normal Hearing Individuals with Type I Diabetes Mellitus?
Howarth, A.
Critical Review: The efficacy of hearing amplification on speech perception results when used as a habilitation method for children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder.
Iravani Gharavi, Z.
Critical Review: Is there any evidence of directional microphone benefit in open-canal hearing aid fitting?
Jellous, K.
Critical Review: Speech perception outcomes following cochlear implantation in children with non-syndromic Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder as compared to children with sensorineural hearing loss?
Joglekar, S.S.
Critical Review: The Impact of Structured Auditory Training on Musical Pitch and Melody Perception in Individuals with a Unilateral Cochlear Implant.
Petlicka, K.
Critical Review: Do Directional Microphones Provide Benefit For Young and School-Aged Children Compared to Omnidirectional Microphones?
Sykes, S.
Critical Review: Do FM Systems Improve Speech Perception Ability for Aided and/or Unaided Pediatric Listeners with Mild, Fluctuating and/or Unilateral Hearing Loss?
Tucker, K.
Critical Review: The efficacy of ultra-high frequency bone conduction stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus.
Vannus, L.
Critical Review: Does the BAHA hearing system provide subjective and objective benefit compared to the unaided condition in adults with unilateral deafness?
Winton, B.
Critical Review: How effective are newborn infant hearing screening protocols for detecting Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder?

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